Rolf Luft Award
The Rolf Luft Award is given annually by Karolinska Institutet for outstanding scientific contributions in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. The award consists of medal, diploma and prize money. The prize committee includes previous award winners and professors Per-Olof Berggren, Claes-Göran Östenson and Kerstin Brismar at The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, the Department och Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet.
The nomination should include a CV, a list of the nominee’s no more than ten most important publications and a short description of the nominee’s contribution to science and health in Endocrinology, Diabetes or Metabolism (no more than 200 words). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Rolf Luft Award Ceremony is moved to 2021. Therefore there will be no new Rolf Luft Award 2021. Next Rolf Luft Award will be given 2022. Nominations for the 2022 Rolf Luft Award will start September 1, 2020 and the deadline for the nominations is September 1, 2021.
Nominations should be submitted electronically to the Chairman of the Award Committee, Professor Per-Olof Berggren. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recipients of Rolf Luft Award
Prize lecture: Slow and contentious to develop, the glucokinase-glucose-sensor paradigm is now central to the understanding of glucose homeostasis, its diseases and their therapy
Prize lecture: Nuclear Receptors, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism.
Prize lecture: FAT FISSION - The breakdown of cellular lipid stores in health and disease.
Prize Lecture: Unravelling novel actions of gut peptides-biological mechanisms and therapeutic implications
Prize Lecture: Scap: Cholesterol Sensor and Lipid Regulator
Prize Lecture: From base change to better care in diabetes
Prize Lecture: A New Biology for Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
Prize Lecture: Myostatin: A Molecular Rheostat for Muscle Mass
Prize Lecture: Nuclear Receptor Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism: From Worms to Humans.
Prize Lecture: Hormone resistance in diabetes and obesity: insulin, leptin and FGF21.
Prize Lecture: PI 3-Kinase and glucose metabolism
Prize lecture: AMPK: a key sensor of cellular energy status and a potential drug target in obesity, diabetes and cancer.
Prize lecture: The CRF/urocortin network of neuropeptides and receptors: bridging stress and metabolism
Prize lecture: From insulin signalling to the regulation of cytokine production by pathogens
Professor Stephen O´Rahilly, Cambridge University, UK
Prize lecture: Insights into human metabolism from the study of extreme phenotypes
Professor Bruce Spiegelman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
Prize lecture: Transcriptional Control of Energy Metabolism
Professor C Ronald Kahn, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, USA
Prize lecture: Insulin Action in "Insulin Insensitive" Tissues - Role in Diabetes
Professor Jeffrey Friedman, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, the Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Prize lecture: Leptin, Obesity and the Hormonal Control of Body Weight